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Zoology

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About the Major

Zoology majors focus on the study of individual organisms and populations and their relationships with other species and the environment. Coursework emphasizes the study of anatomy, behavior, evolution, ecology, genetics, physiology, and other specialized fields. Advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research with faculty. An undergraduate degree in zoology is largely shaped by a student's course, laboratory and field work. Most zoology majors choose a zoology specialization to prepare for graduate studies or specialized employment; a pre-professional specialization to prepare for medical, dental or veterinary programs; or a secondary-education specialization to prepare for secondary-school teaching.

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Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Herpetologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Naturalist
  • Park Ranger
  • Researcher
  • Technical Writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Zooworker
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Educator
  • Entomologist
  • Evironmental Consultant
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
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